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UI education professors named to leadership posts in national organization

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Two professors of education who are staff members of the Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa have been named to leadership positions in the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), the nation's most prominent association of educational testing professionals.

Michael Kolen, a professor in the Division of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, has been named vice-president of NCME. His appointment becomes official at the organization's national meeting in April.

Kolen will serve a one-year term as vice president and then assume the office of president in April 1999.

David Frisbie, professor in the Division of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations and assistant director of the Iowa Basic Skills Testing Program, has been appointed to a three-year term on NCME's board of directors. That appointment also becomes official in April.

Both appointments continue a legacy of UI representation in NCME. Robert Brennan, director of the Iowa Testing Programs, is completing a three-year term, including one year as president.

Many people associated with the UI program, either as graduates or faculty, have served in leadership positions in NCME.

NCME has about 2,000 members in the United States and abroad. Its goal is "to promote greater understanding and improved use of measurement techniques in education."

The group publishes two journals, The Journal of Educational Measurement and Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice.